Case 163 - Reconciling Internal Rights and External Wrongs: The Force of Arms and Ideas in War
This case study, created for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, examines the implications of American success in Operation Desert Storm for U.S. foreign policy. Had the Persian Gulf crisis, as President George H.W. Bush declared, given the world a “rare opportunity” to move toward a historic period of cooperation … freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace?” Would America continue to be the world’s policeman under the auspices of the United Nations?
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